With a view to generate more employment opportunities for the educated unemployed, Haryana government has decided to involve the private sector in effective implementation of ‘Saksham Yuva' scheme.

Widening the scope of the ambitious scheme, science graduates would be given the opportunity at Haryana Industrial Trade Expo (HITEX) -2017 to be organised from March 24 to 28.

The 5-day-long employment would be organised by the state government in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Faridabad from March 24, 2017.

While reviewing the functioning of the ‘Saksham Yuva’ scheme on Tuesday, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the state government would be a facilitator and the private sector could engage the best available capable youth to meet their requirement.

There is a lot of demand for educated youth in the private sector and the scheme could prove very useful to cater their need, he added.

Khattar said that as many leading entrepreneurs would participate in the job fair, it should be ensured that maximum youth registered on the ‘Saksham Yuva’ portal get employment.

It was informed in the meeting that the scheme has got overwhelming response as 21,896 applicants have so far registered themselves on the web-portal by 15 March.

Various state government departments like Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Panchayats, Industries, Election, Horticulture, Elementary Education and offices of Deputy Commissioners have requisitioned Saksham Yuva for work and 7,858 youth have so far been deputed to work.

It was also informed that while an allowance of over Rs.4.97 Crore has been disbursed among the approved applicants from the month of November 2016 to February 2017, over Rs.97 lakh has been disbursed as honorarium from December 2016 to February 2017.

Under the scheme, unemployment allowance at the rate of Rs.3,000 per month and honorarium up to Rs.6,000 per month in lieu of 100 hours of work are given to eligible and registered unemployed post-graduates under the age of 35 years.